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Posts in March 2011

Beyond the Square ♥ Crochet Motif 52

 

Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 52


Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square Motif 52


 Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 52

 

SEW Hip! Baby Booties - French General...completed

Sew Hip! Baby Booties


 

SEW Hip! Baby Booties (French General - issue 27) ready to go...

 

 

These Baby Booties are the second lot I have tried from

SEW Hip! Magazine


and

 

now that it's all over, I can quite happily say

I am pleased

with the end result.

 

 

 

  Dress Pins


 

 

It was of course,

a completely different ball game when I was making them.

 

 Having an 'off' day

 

would be an understatement. It was a catalogue of disasters.

 

 

 

  Sewing Machine Presser Foot

 

 

 

 

What should have been a quick job turned into an afternoon of

 

sewing, unpicking,

more sewing,

and the unpicking of even more stitches,


all served with a huge sideorder of discontent.

 

 

Honestly, it was that painful.

Check it out.

 

 

  Sew Hip! baby Booties - template

 

 

 

 

Step 1: Prepare Fabric

 

Easy?...yes if you follow the instructions.

 

Time wasted: 30mins.

 

 

 

   SEW Hip! Baby Booties Template

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Prepare Outers


Easy?...as long as you know how to sew 0.5cm from the template line.

I apparently don't.

 

Time wasted: 20mins

 

 

 

  French General Fabric

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Sew Back Seam


Easy?...if you have common sense.

 

Time wasted: 20 secs sewing seams.

5 mins trying to work out how to turn the fabric right sides out.

10 mins spent laughing at myself.

 

 

 

 

 

  SEW Hip! baby Booties - Upper part

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Turn & Embellish


Easy?...it actually was.

 

Time wasted: 5 mins to baste the raw edges

Zero time on embellishment.

 

Surely that kind of thing gets done at the end?

 

 

 

  SEW Hip! Baby Booties - Soles pinned

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Attach Lining Sole


Easy?..kind of.

 

Time wasted: 7 mins pinning soles onto upper booties.

1 min stabbing myself with pins

3 mins playing with pinned booties (they looked so funny).

30 secs on sewing.

 

 

 

 

Dress Pins


 

 

 

Step 6: Attach Main Sole


Easy?...not in the slightest.

 

Time wasted: 12 mins trying to work out what it was I was supposed to do.

2 mins spent finding the other SEW Hip! Booties pattern.

7 mins pinning soles to upper booties.

30 secs on sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

SEW Hip! Baby Booties - French General  Fabric

 

 

 

 

Step 7: Embellishment (this my addition)

 

Easy?...surprisingly so.

 

Time wasted: 1 min finding my embroidery book.

1 min reviewing my daisy chain skills.

17 mins peacefully daisy chaining.

 

 

 

  Red Daisy Chain Stitch

 

 

 

 
There you have it.


One painful afternoon, and

one pair of super cute SEW Hip! Baby Booties.

 

 

(well I think they are cute given all the drama).

 


 
  SEW Hip! Baby Booties
SEW Hip! Baby Booties

 

 

 

What do you think?

 


 

Bird (Small) (WinCE)

 


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Beyond the Square ♥ Crochet Motif 70

 

Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 70

 

Crochet of the Day: Beyond the Square Motif 70

 

 

Beyond the Square ♥ Motif 70

Crowing: Eva's Tulips...

Eva's Tulips & Chocolate Egg

 

Crowing - Eva's Tulips are this Monday's offering...


 

 

Tulips

Tulips

& more Tulips

 

 I love tulips...


 
 

  Eva's Tulips - crochet border

 

 

 

A few years back I bought a few 

Eva Rosenstands

tulip kits.

 

At the time I had grand plans of knocking out some little placemats for Easter...

 

 

 I didn't.

 

 

 

Eva's Tulips - Clover Tailors Awl

 

 

 

 

 Thanks to our recent house move, I  

rediscovered

my little kits.

 

It turns out I had sewn one of the kits, but done nothing with the other three.

 

 

 (hmmm)

 



Eva's Tulips - crochet border
 

 

 

Well, I have 

finally

 sewn another one.

 

 

(woohoo)

 

 
Eva's Tulips (Clover tailor's awl)

 

 

 

...AND not only that,

 

I have actually made two placemats.

 

 

 

(Thanks to my recent purchase of a Tailor's Awl).

 

 


 
Eva's Tulips

 
 

 

 No need for

blanket stitch

when you have a Tailor's Awl.

 

 

 

(yipee)

 

 

 Eva's Tulips & Chocolate Eggs

 

 

 

 

'Awl' you have to do is

poke holes in your fabric

as you crochet.

 

 

(Brilliant!)

 

 

 Eva's Tulips & Chocolate Eggs

 

 



So there you have it,

Eva's Tulips

all ready for Easter.

 


(well two of them at least)

 

 
Eva's Tulips & Chocolate Eggs

 

 
So what do you think?

 

 

 

Bird (Small) (WinCE)


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Flickr Fest Best...Teapots

 
Flickr-fest-best 1 (Medium)
 

Flickr Fest Best has been admiring teapots (again)...

 

 

I know I shouldn't

I will only want to get some.

 

 

BUT

These three are so tempting!

 

 

 
Teapot
Flickr Fest Best: Aya Rosen

 

 

 


teapot - oriental
Flickr Fest Best: Wanda's Design


 

 

 

Teapot Set
Flickr Fest Best: happylake